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To all 11 thru 14 GT guys with lund tune

What's been your experience with Lund? I'm fixing to purchase an ngauge and a 18gt intake. Tell me all about it guys.

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Hi 2014!
To start with IMHO, going with a mail order tune is reallyno different than your grandparents taking their car to"Tune-Masters" for a tune-up......yes, they did change the plugs etc,but they were not there to fine tune the car just find the middle of the roadwhere the car runs and get it out of the shop. Mail order tuners are nodifferent...anyone who claims they can tune your car without ever seeing it isselling camel poop- period! They cannot tune your engine without seeing thedata specific to altitude, humidity & fuel burning characteristics- justbecause you use 93 octane does not mean the 93 octane they used on their dyno (tuners)has the same burning characteristics...nor do they typically address theseasonal fuel blends for each region of the US.

It is important to verify the “Tuner” is ASE certified in ECM& Trans programming & current. Plenty of persons advertise theirprograms to be the best & offer custom tunes, but very few have credentialsin these areas. Some of these “geniuses” have caused damage to a few vehicles-just jump over to flatratetech.com & read comments from the MSE techs and include Roush!!!!!!!

Roush Dyno Tune Posted August 26, 2012
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Perhaps the most important item is……these "mail ordertuners' are not regulated like any other auto repair shop in the US...so ifthey "damage" your car...gee, sorry...sue me!


IMHO, if you live near any major city there are excellenttuning specialists with dynos who for the same price (if not less) will tuneyour vehicle taking into consideration your specific needs includingenvironmental conditions, for your specific vehicle. IMHO, the best bang forthe buck! If you are comfortable and understand how to tune a vehicle,you can also do this yourself including HP Tuners, they offer two core programs, onefor those who are doing dyno tuning and one for the home-garage mechanic (whichis priced at about the same as most of the “canned tunes on the market) …thisversion limits the span of adjustments as a safeguard against doing somethingoutside of the oem scope……basically, keeps you from doing something “too stupidby accident” (grin)

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Where I ordered my ngauge from the guy has tuned many 18 intakes on a 13 to 14 gts. If it doesn't work out I can take my car to lethal performance.

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Where I ordered my ngauge from the guy has tuned many 18 intakes on a 13 to 14 gts. If it doesn't work out I can take my car to lethal performance.

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That if you recognize an issue exists! Even if the tune is off just a little, and this may take 10K, 20k,30k, 40k miles.....then you discover you have "Valve Tuliping"...so now you get to kick out $2k+ for a valve job and new valves...….

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I have no direct experience with Lund -- but if they have you data-log and they review that and then make any adjustments needed, they should be able to develop a pretty good tune, as long as you don't have any unusual modifications

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I decided to go with a brantune. He's really proficient at tuning the 5.0s.

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I like it because you can chat directly to him.

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I assume he has you datalog and provide the log to him; otherwise he has no way to know how the car is actually running, and any adjustments are educated guesses

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I assume he has you datalog and provide the log to him; otherwise he has no way to know how the car is actually running, and any adjustments are educated guesses
That is correct

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